[lg policy] [Edling] Should the Deaf Be Considered an Ethnic Group?

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 11 14:00:35 UTC 2011

 Forwarded From:  edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

BU Today

Should the Deaf Be Considered an Ethnic Group?

Deaf Americans who sign share much more than a language; they comprise
a common culture with its own ancestry, art, and humor. A recent book
titled The People of the Eye, coauthored by Richard C. Pillard, a
School of Medicine professor of psychiatry, goes further, offering a
compelling argument that the deaf should be recognized as a distinct
ethnic group.

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